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BJP Manoj Tiwari slams Kejriwal over Delhi excise policy scam

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- March 10th 2023 03:30 PM
BJP Manoj Tiwari slams Kejriwal over Delhi excise policy scam

BJP Manoj Tiwari slams Kejriwal over Delhi excise policy scam

New Delhi: BJP leader Manoj Tiwari slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over Sisodia’s and Jain’s arrest in connection with alleged irregularities in the now-scrapped liquor policy. 

While addressing the media, BJP’s Manoj Tiwari said that, "I can clearly foresee that in future, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal would meet the same fate as jailed ministers Sisodia and Satyendar Jain. You can cheat a human being, but you can't cheat God. The way Delhi's treasury has been looted, I don't think any criminal or corrupt person will be able to escape."

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Notably, both Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Sisodia in the liquor policy case, after hours of questioning at Tihar Jail.

The ED began questioning the senior AAP leader and one of the party's founding members, days after it recorded his statement on Tuesday.

Sisodia was arrested by the CBI in the liquor policy case on February 26 and was sent to 14-day judicial custody on March 6.

Sisodia was arrested by the CBI earlier in its ongoing investigation of a case related to alleged irregularities in the framing and implementation of the excise policy of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD). Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court sent him to Judicial Custody till March 20.

The CBI filed its first charge sheet in the case earlier.

The ED and the CBI had alleged that irregularities were committed while modifying the Excise Policy, and undue favours were extended to licence holders. It was further alleged that the licence fee was waived or reduced and the L-1 licence was extended without the competent authority's approval. The beneficiaries diverted "illegal" gains to the accused officials and made false entries in their books of account to evade detection.

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It was also alleged that the Excise department had decided to refund the Earnest Money Deposit of about Rs 30 crore to a successful tenderer against the set rules.

This allegedly caused a loss of Rs 144.36 crore to the exchequer, the agencies claimed. 




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